Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Hound Blogging

OK so you're all worried about Obama taking away your right to fish with assault rifles while saying the pledge of allegiance with god still in it all while you wait for the start of Operation Exodus. Ha! It's the classic bait and switch Mr. and Ms patriotic, if somewhat under-medicated America because while you were busy resisting the Islamo-fascist black power take over of Washington, communist socialists slipped in under the radar and took over the states!
Greyhound racing would end at a financially troubled gambling parlor in Lincoln in a budget proposal before Rhode Island lawmakers. A House committee will debate a new budget plan from Governor Don Carcieri that would end dog races at the Twin River slot parlor.
 The Governor! Holy crap it's the Governor! The animal rights wackos have gotten to the Governor! Well, you know what? Screw you. You don't want the overlords, they don't want you. There are plenty of other places in this country that still value the entrepreneurial spirit, that can do attitude--even if it is the dogs that do it. Go west young overlord, go west for opportunity, freedom and success. Right Stewart Greenleaf?

Pennsylvania already bans greyhound racing because of the advocacy of State Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R., Bucks), but soon it may also ban greyhound racing simulcasts. A Senate committee approved a Greenleaf bill that would makes it a misdemeanor of the first degree for a person to transmit or receive interstate or intrastate simulcasting of a greyhound race for commercial purposes.
 Sweet Jebus on toast, they're gonna criminalize watching the tee vee! How can they do that? How can they turn their backs on a thriving, vibrant industry like animal exploitation? Can you tell us Timothy J. "Ted" Connors, chairman of the New Hampshire Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission? Do you understand the source of this madness?

Live racing is no more at The Rock, the legendary track where Seabiscuit and War Emblem once ran. The track joins the state's two greyhound tracks, Seabrook Greyhound Park and The Lodge at Belmont, which have already decided not to have live racing this year.
 Gaaaa! They're like zombies! They're spreading everywhere! OK, OK don't panic. Think. Use the years of living like a tick on the neck of the dogs to come up with a new way to suck your existence off of another living creature. Oh wait, we know. There's still some country left. Further west young overlord, further west!

Former State Senator William "Bill" Dieleman joined the effort to end live greyhound racing in Iowa. In a statement released Tuesday, Dieleman asks for help in correcting a mistake he made years ago when he and others accidentally passed greyhound racing into law.
 Crap! OK we give up. You got any ideas BB?

BB is easygoing and mellow. She loves attention. She will come and nuzzle and lay her head on your feet when she wants your attention. She loves being petted and having her ears scratched. She will follow you from room to room. She likes to spend time outside. She will run around the yard when her foster mom comes home from work; she is full of joy and happiness. She has cute ears that flip forward like a teddy bear. She notices herself in mirrors and gets excited to see the “other dog” in the reflection. She is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. BB would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 10 and up. She is good with other dogs and has been fine as an only dog. She would probably enjoy the company of another dog in the home or would do well if there was someone who will play with her regularly. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

And if you 'd like to know more about the good work the Second Chance at Life program is doing for the dogs, and the prisoners, go here.

Lazlo Update: Lazlo eats ~ 3 ½ cups per day of Iams lamb and rice. He will try to eat the other dog’s food if given a chance. He is not protective of his food dish.

1 comment:

James said...

I really like hearing about the second chance program. Our county built a new animal shelter a few years ago next to the juvenile facility where I teach. The kids have been training the dogs to help them get adopted. As much good as it does for the dogs, it has a more profound impact on the kids than anyone could have imagined. They seem to work through more of their own issues while training their dogs than they do in counseling sessions.